(WSVN) – The coronavirus pandemic has made journey onerous on everyone.
You in all probability would give something to get away for just a little trip, however throughout a pandemic that creates extra issues for South Floridians. What sort of complications and what are your rights?
Let’s herald Assist me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
South Floridians can’t agree on a lot, however it’s protected to say, most of us are prepared for a pleasant getaway.
David Kadko: “I have a place in Montana that I like to go to. I have a cabin there.”
Buying and selling loopy South Florida for a quiet cabin is one purpose David desires to fly to Montana.
The unfold of coronavirus in Florida is the opposite.
David Kadko: “It’s terrible, and they’re predicting it’s going to be the next epicenter.”
As David started to seek for a flight, he had a objective.
David Kadko: “To get an idea of the flight load, which is the amount of people on the airplane. The first two times they were very upfront about it. They said it was 50% on one flight, 60% on the other.”
David’s purpose for wanting a half empty flight is easy.
David Kadko: “If they clean the plane and you sit next to someone that is infected, you are in great risk of getting sick yourself.”
David purchased a ticket.
Then because the day of his departure arrived, he referred to as to ensure the flight was nonetheless not packed.
David Kadko: “She said she could not give me that information. I was surprised because they had been doing it very readily, and she said, ‘I can’t do it.’”
Since they wouldn’t inform him what number of passengers have been on the flight, David requested to take a seat in a row the place the center seat was empty.
David Kadko: “I asked the supervisor, ‘Can you guarantee you are not going to put someone in the seat next to me?’ She said, ‘We can’t do that. We cannot guarantee that.’”
David stated refusing to inform how full a flight is doesn’t appear honest to him.
Patrick Fraser: “Are they obligated to let people know about the flight load of an airplane particularity in a time of a pandemic? And so do you have a right to know how full your flight is during a pandemic?”
Howard Finklestein: “No, they legally do not have to tell you, but legally they can tell you if they want to. So shop around until you find an airline who will let you know how full your flight is.”
Patrick Fraser: “Some bosses are telling people if you leave the state, you have to quarantine for 14 days and you don’t get paid. Is that legal?”
Howard Finklestein: “Florida is an at-will state, meaning your boss can set whatever rules they want. In this case it makes sense because they want to protect the other employees and to protect the business.”
Patrick Fraser: “You have a season pass for one of Florida’s amusement parks. Since they have been closed, are you entitled to get your money back?”
Howard Finklestein: “The parks have two options. Either they have to extend your pass to compensate you for the months they are closed, or they have to refund that portion of your annual pass. Some will let you pick which option you want and others will not, and they have the legal right to do that.”
American Airways informed 7News their staff ought to by no means have informed David how booked the flight was. They don’t disclose that info.
David Kadko: “It’s not a national security issue to tell me if the flight is 50% or 80% full. I’m not a terrorist, I can’t do anything with that information.”
American Airways additionally introduced they’re now going to begin reserving flights at full capability, however some airways nonetheless are leaving the center seat empty, so if you would like an empty seat subsequent to you, store round.
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